Growing voice against gun violence: trauma surgeons

Less than two hours after Tuesday’s shooting rampage at YouTube’s San Bruno campus left three people wounded and the shooter dead, Dr. Andre Campbell walked out of the emergency room at San Francisco General Hospital, looking weary and ill-tempered.

The shooting victims, a man and two women, had arrived at his hospital, the closest trauma center, within an hour of the attack. They were awake, he told the dozen or so reporters who had gathered. Their injuries ranged from mild to critical.

Campbell couldn’t reveal any more about them. But he had a lot he needed to say. And with his words, broadcast live on local and national media outlets, he joined a rising, outraged chorus of frontline physicians railing against an epidemic of gun violence.